Beef and Bacon Casserole

You can cook a beef casserole in many ways but nothing beats a simple classic such as beef and bacon casserole, I guess you can’t go wrong on this one. Several months ago we dined in a buffet restaurant called Fortuna located in Sky City Auckland, I was surprised as it looks so much different compared to the last time we were there which was more than 2 years ago. Its cleaner, it looks new, it looks like an expensive restaurant and the ambiance way much better, I noticed the dishes changed as well and some of the dishes that strike out were their Beef and Bacon Casserole and their Chicken Rendang which was phenomenal. Because of that I listed it down on my to do list, that’s what I usually do when we dine out, check the menu of what I haven’t made yet and cook it at home, this is nothing different. So several months later here it is a recipe that was inspired from the one I tried.

By the way, I am in the process of changing the sites theme so please bear with me.

Ingredients

1 kg beef chuck steak, cubed
6 pcs bacon rashers, chopped
2 pcs carrots, sliced
4 large tomatoes, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp flour
2 cups red wine
2 cups beef stock
2 tbsp tomato paste
chopped parsley
olive oil
Salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. In a pan add oil then cook bacon until brown and crispy, remove from pan then set aside
  2. Add garlic and onion then cook until onions are soft, remove onions and garlic mixture from pan then set aside.
  3. Now add the beef in the pan then brown on all sides, once evenly sprinkle the flour over the beef and cook for 1 more minute. Remove beef then set it aside. Note do not overcrowd the pan, if needed you can do it first with half the amount of beef then do this step twice.
  4. Pour 1 cup of wine into the pan and bring it to a boil to deglaze. Return the beef, bacon, onion mixture to then pan.
  5. Add the stock, remaining wine, tomatoes, carrots and tomato paste. Bring it to a boil then transfer it into a casserole.
  6. Bake in a 160C preheated oven for 2 hours. Remove from oven then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, garnish with chopped parsley then serve.

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  1. nors says:

    Di p ko nakakain sa fortuna. Sarap ba dun pre?

  2. This is similar to my Beef Bourginnone recipe – delicious! :-) Mandy

  3. Judy says:

    Hearty, comforting, delicious beef AND I am liking the look of the new theme!

  4. wok with ray says:

    Nicely done, my friend! I like the new theme, too! :)

  5. Eri says:

    It seem to me that winteris approaching to New Zealand..!
    have a wonderful week Reymund!

  6. Cool adjustment to the theme and another delish dish!

  7. Villy says:

    Delicious, delicious!!

  8. Found your blog through a few other bloggers and I am glad I did. I am a big beef person and I have not yet had a bacon dish that’s not delicious so your classic beef and bacon casserole is extra yummy to my taste buds! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  9. Your blog look is very clean!

  10. What a nice hearty meal this is! And bacon is always a great addition to any meal.

  11. I like the new look. And speaking of looks, this looks awesome.

  12. PolaM says:

    Love the new look! And the recipe!

  13. Love 2 Type says:

    i’m trying to cut my meat and more on fruits and vegetables. but this one seems to rich in carrots. i’m tempted. hehehe

  14. foodjaunts says:

    Oh that looks delicious. It’s almost like a stew but better with the bacon. I would totally have this with a bit of rice.

  15. Kristy says:

    Very hearty and perfect for a cool, rainy spring day. :) (Or fall day, or winter day.)

  16. Guia Obsum says:

    That looks soooo delicious, there’s something about casserole that sounds so comforting. :)

  17. buttoni says:

    This sounds so delightful. I can’t wait to try it and just printed it out. Thank you!

  18. Perfect for the kind of weather we are having – love the beef and bacon combo, used in our spaghetti last night too!

  19. Carrie Lane says:

    I am fixing dinner for 18 Thursday night and this will be perfect. With the addition of rice, a small salad and french bread I will have 18 happy guest. Thank you for this awesome dish!

  20. Caroline says:

    Sounds delish…bt what is a rasher? A strip? Thanks.

  21. Kristen says:

    Mmmmm I made this for dinner last night and it was worth it for the smell alone! Thank you :) .

  22. felicia says:

    wot f u dnt have beef stock or ne wine wot could b a substittute

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